Chicago Bears: Week 6 Offensive, Defensive, and Special teams MVPS
By Evan Bruner
Offensive and Rookie MVP: Running back Khalil Herbert
Still, things don’t always go as planned, and it’s about making the most of your opportunities when they arise. When the Bears drafted Khalil Herbert back in April, they didn’t plan on him taking reps as the top back on the team’s depth chart anytime in the foreseeable future. Herbert did just that, finishing the game with 19 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Khalil Herbert shouldered the load at running back
With David Montgomery still out with an injury and Damien Williams being added to the COVID list late in the week, the Bears didn’t have any other options at running back. They activated Ryan Nall to the 53-man roster, but Herbert did enough running the football for Chicago to stick with him for nearly the entire game. No other running back tallied a carry, and Herbert finished his first game as a starter with 112 yards from scrimmage.
Khalil Herbert’s role on the offense is uncertain going forward
Herbert has done a job filling in with Montgomery and Tarik Cohen, both injured, but it’s still unknown his role once those two are back. Montgomery will still get the bulk of the carries, and Herbert isn’t a good enough receiving back to get too many opportunities as a pass-catcher. It’s a good problem to have, but Herbert looks too talented not to get a handful of touches a game.